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Episode #134 - Trudeau vs. Trump
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June 12, 2018 07:36 PM PDT
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We begin Episode #134 with a brief look at Ontario's election and Doug Ford's big win, as well as the end of session for the Alberta Legislature.

Then on an extended #TrumpWatch: the G7 meeting and the President's choice of words for Justin Trudeau. Are other nations finally showing they can move ahead as leaders without the United States; the historic summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un. Where to from here?

Episode #133 - Ontario Votes
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June 05, 2018 09:10 PM PDT
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Beginning Episode #133 with a discussion of the recent tariffs imposed on Canada by the US Administration, and Canada's retaliatory measures.

Does the move hurt the long relationship between the two countries, and what does it say about the long term consequences Trump will leave behind?
Later, the latest developments in the June 7th Ontario election. Will the Liberals be decimated? Can Doug Ford pull out a win, or will a growing momentum for the NDP project them to victory?

Then leadership of the Bloc Quebecois, after Martine Ouellet is ousted; what are the party's moves before the next election. Finally it's TrumpWatch

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Episode #132 - Pipeline Purchasing and Italian Uncertainty
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May 29, 2018 07:44 PM PDT
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We begin Episode #132 with the latest updates on the Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute; what implications will the federal government's purchase have for the major political players in Alberta and BC?

Later looking at developments in Europe; the political turmoil in Italy after failed attempts to form a coalition government trigger a possible constitutional crisis. Is the EU internally in jeopardy?
In Ireland a historic referendum vote on the legality of abortion.

Finally it's #TrumpWatch.... patronage, conflict of interest and Ivanka.

Episode #131 - Horgan, Ford and Blue Lives
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May 22, 2018 08:33 PM PDT
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On Episode #131 we discuss latest updates in the pipeline dispute between AB and BC; is BC Premier John Horgan risking his government's life?

Later with a few weeks to go until Ontario's election, we look at current polling numbers. Is the NDP poised to make significant gains, and can Doug Ford convince enough skeptics to lead his PC party to victory?

Finally it's #TrumpWatch: legislation to protect officers with a surprising amount of support from Democrats

Episode #130 - Ghost of Harper Past
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May 15, 2018 07:58 PM PDT
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On Episode #130, we discuss former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a recent resurgence in the news cycle. Is it possible to see him return to the political arena, and is the Conservative Party ready or willing to move from his leadership?

On #TrumpWatch: is the scandal involving Stormy Daniels being under reported? How can we keep up with the tangled web of names, lies and coverups?

Episode #129 - UCP Convention
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May 08, 2018 10:10 PM PDT
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Episode #129 focuses on the founding policy convention for the United Conservative Party of Alberta.
What were some of the key highlights? Are socially conservative factions really as prominent as it seems?
As Election 2019 approaches, will this indeed be a battle for Alberta's soul...?

Finally it's #TrumpWatch.....

Episode #128 - Kim's Compromises?
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May 01, 2018 09:45 PM PDT
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We begin Episode #128 with a discussion of Bill C-76, tabled by the federal Liberals this week. Is this merely an attempt to appease those disappointed in the broken promise of electoral reform? Can we expect debate?

Later the historic inroads between North and South Korea; is Kim Jong Un really to be trusted? What are the motives, and how will this shape the future of the Korean peninsula?

Finally on #TrumpWatch: the impending deadline on the fate of the Iranian nuclear deal. Is its potential death another indicator of Trump's ignorance in foreign affairs and what consequences would it have for the Middle East?

Episode #127 - AB VS. BC
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April 24, 2018 07:16 PM PDT
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In a special episode, this week (AKA: our hosts couldn't connect this week) Elliott and BC correspondent Jordan Dowler-Coltman debate the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion: BC Resident vs. Alberta Resident. Enjoy! (This episode has some minor quality issues due to a time delay thank you for your understanding.)

Episode #126 - Striking Syria
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April 17, 2018 09:17 PM PDT
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We continue our discussion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute between AB and BC and Ottawa's involvement. Will Notley really bring out the big guns?

Later we look at the latest developments in the Syrian War; after air strikes from the US, UK, and France, is there really a long-term strategy? Is Assad one of the worst tyrants in recent times?

Finally on #TrumpWatch: continuing to undermine his own administration and a seeming inability to actually confront Russia

Episode #125 - Pipelines and Panama
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April 11, 2018 05:35 PM PDT
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We begin with a discussion of the AB government's Bill 9, aimed at preventing harassment at abortion clinics. Is this a political game by the NDP? Is Jason Kenney's abstention from the vote significant?

Later the ongoing saga of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and Ottawa's role in mediating between Alberta and BC. Where is this all headed?

In #TrumpWatch: conflicts of interest in business dealings in Panama. In the "780" remembering the victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and local theatre in YEG!

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